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Entries from January 2008

The last days of The Proletariat

January 31st, 2008 · No Comments

To see the various festivities, check out The Skyline Network.

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John Evans, Southern Backtones play Star of Hope benefit at Hard Rock Cafe

January 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Details: Thursday, 1.31.08, doors at 6pm/show starts at 6:30pm.
Two-time Best of the Best Top of the Rock event featuring John Evans and Southern Backtones
Apparently, one of Jimi Hendrix’s guitars will be on display.
There’s also a raffle (prizes include concert tickets, HRC swag, museum tickets, and Texans tickets).
$5 suggested donation at door.

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Finally… Mando Saenz releases follow-up to Watertown

January 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Mando Saenz releases his new album, Bucket, with a show at the Mucky Duck (2425 Norfolk) tonight (Tuesday, 1.29.08). Tickets are $10.
Saenz also plays an in-store at Cactus Music at 6pm this evening. The new and improved Cactus Music is located at 2100 Portsmouth (in Shepherd Square). This is a free show, but you should […]

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Tonight! Free local music at The Proletariat, 6-8pm

January 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Thanks Marshall.

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David Sadof’s memory of The Alarm

January 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Check it here on his blog at the Chronicle‘s website.

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Free single by Astra Heights on iTunes

January 27th, 2008 · No Comments

This week, iTunes offers former Houston band Astra Heights’ song, “The March,” from their new album (Good Problems) for Universal Republic, as a free download.
Good Problems is available for only $5.99, so get that as well.

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Celebrate Levi’s b-day (and a wedding) with Something Fierce & Born Liars tonight at Rudz

January 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Tonight (Saturday, 1.26.08), Something Fierce, Born Liars, Canyon of the Skull, and The Monocles play Rudyard’s. Be sure to wish Levi a happy birthday.
Something Fierce and Born Liars are two of my favorite local punk bands, so this is a good chance for you to check them out.
That’s if you’re not too tired (or whatever) […]

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Bright Men Of Learning to play Secret Saturday show today?

January 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Today’s Secret Saturday show at The Shady Tavern (Saturday, 1.26.08, from 12-5pm) reportedly features Bright Men of Learning, with other bands and a DJ or two.
This is a free show.

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Sole and the Skyrider Band tonight at The Proletariat

January 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Tonight (Saturday, 1.26.08), The Proletariat hosts Sole and the Skyrider Band (whose CD is pretty good — definitely a cool take on hip hop, with live instruments), along with Telephone Jim Jesus and Giant Princess. I recommend checking them out.
Watch this docu-video of the band.

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dUNETX tonight at The Continental Club

January 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Tonight (Friday, 1.25.08), dUNETX play their first show of the year with Dash Rip Rock at The Continental Club (3700 Main). Show time is 10pm. The band reportedly will be trying out a few new songs, including “Shine On,” which is influenced by bands like The Jesus & Mary Chain and Gish-era Smashing Pumpkins.

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